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Insight: Pot Farm Poisons / Environmentalist Maude Barlow / Social Responsibility Essay Contest / Sacramento Kings Countdown

Published April 29, 2013

Pot Farm Poisons - The controversy over marijuana isn't just it's legality anymore. Rodenticides used on illegal pot farms in the US and Canada have been shown to have serious effects on the fisher (a cat-sized carnivore). Mourad Gabriel, a doctoral candidate with the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at UC Davis joins us to provide some insight on what this means.

Maude Barlow - Sacramento State will mark the end of its inaugural One World Initiative, "Global Perspectives on Water," with a campus-wide celebration on Monday, April 29, in the University Union. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include student and faculty participation and a keynote address by world-renowned environmental activist Maude Barlow. The idea for the One World Initiative came from the Provost's Advisory Committee on Curricular Engagement and is implemented by the One World Task Force. The goal is to engage students, faculty and staff in an exploration of Sacramento State's connections to the greater global community.

Physicians for Social Responsibility High School Essay Contest - Could you effectively defend or oppose this position issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in April, 2000: "Firearm regulations, to include bans of handguns and assault weapons, are the most effective way of reducing firearm related injuries?" Whether or not you can, dozens of Sacramento Area high school students are giving it a shot in this year's Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility. The students will respond to the previously-mentioned prompt for a chance to win a college scholarship.

NBA Decision on Sacramento Kings Move? - The key players behind the drive to keep the Sacramento Kings from relocating to Seattle are anticipating a decision by the NBA early this weeki. We'll be monitoring the situation as it unfolds. You can also follow Beth Ruyak and Bob Moffitt on Twitter for the latest information any time.


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